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Latest Recruitment at INTERSOS Nigeria, 18th July, 2019

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INTERSOS is an independent, no-profit organization which, through its own humanitarian operators, intervenes to effectively answer the needs of people in serious crises situations, mainly in the world’s poorest regions, who are suffering, deprived of rights, dignity and essentials goods. It maintains a flexible operating structure. The head office in Italy coordinates, supports and monitors the planned activities in the countries of intervention carried out by decentralised offices. The statutory bodies of INTERSOS, are: the Members Assembly, the Council, the Society for Auditing and Certification of Accounts.

Intersos, established in 1992, is recognised by the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the European Commission and the principal UN agencies; it is privileged to hold an advisory status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: PSS/GBV Specialist

Code: SR-49-985
Location: Maiduguri (with sporadic field missions to other bases, such as Monguno, Ngala, Banki and Damasak)
Starting Date: 5/8/2019
Contract Duration: 12 Months
Reporting to: Head of Base
Supervision of: About 10 local staff
Dependents: No

General Context of the Project
Since 2009, the Boko Haram insurgency has crippled North-eastern Nigeria. Borno State continues to be most affected, with over 1.3 million internally displaced persons (IDPs). Recent advances by the Nigerian Army and the Multinational Joint Task Force have improved humanitarian access in 25 of the 27 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Borno, but have also revealed the extent of the crisis.

In newly accessible areas, basic infrastructure has been destroyed, essential services are non-existent, and most local governance systems are not functional. In support to the UN-led coordinated humanitarian response in the region, INTERSOS is implementing an integrated project to address critical gaps in health, nutrition, and WASH services for a highly vulnerable population in the newly accessible host communities in the Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Ngala (Ngala-Gambaru), Bama (Banki) and Dikwa (Dikwa) Local Government Area (LGA), Borno State, Nigeria. A GBV-protection component has been recently added to the project, in order to responds to the identified GBV-protection gaps.

The protection component of the project will target:

  • Comprehensive services provision for GBV survivors including specialized case management, individual psychosocial counselling for survivors and individuals showing high levels of distress, group psychosocial support for women and girls, targeted material assistance;
  • Capacity building of specific protection staff responsible for different technical elements of GBV prevention and response, including individual case management of GBV cases, MHPSS, PFA and safe and confidential referral to specialized services
  • Mobile case management and PSS;
  • Security audits, FDGs and regular in depth sector assessments;
  • Including men and boys in promoting protection and GBV prevention.

General Purpose of the Position:

  • The PSS/GBV Specialist oversees the technical side of protection activities, carries out the project’s framework, ensuring compliance and operational quality.

Main Responsibilities and Tasks
Project Management:

  • Develop, and supervise protection activities implementation in a timely manner
  • Ensure adherence to work plans and M&E plans
  • Contribute to timely submission of relevant reports to the leading agency as per the agreed reporting schedule
  • Ensure data is collected regularly to respond to agreed indicators
  • Contribute to project proposals development for the GBV sector in Borno State, in close coordination with the technical team, protection focal points, under the supervision of the Coordination of INTERSOS Nigeria;
  • Carry out rapid assessments to investigate programming opportunities inside Borno State;

Programme Quality:

  • In close collaboration and under the supervision of the Protection Coordinator (PC), capacity building of INTERSOS in PSS and GBV sector to meet GBV and PSS minimum standards in emergency programs. This includes training and mentoring of INTERSOS staff.
  • Provide technical support, insights for PSS and GBV activities and standards including via tools and methodologies to national and international staff.
  • Guides the implementation of PSS programming with a focus on technical aspects and quality assurance through close monitoring, supervision, and training for national staff.
  • Provide technical support to GBV cases documentation through GBVIMS forms/system.
  • Contribute, under PC guidance, to strengthening INTERSOS Nigeria in the protection sector

Coordination:

  • In close collaboration and under the supervision of the Protection Coordinator; Ensure 5W matrices are submitted to the State Clusters per the agreed reporting schedule
  • In close collaboration and under the supervision of the Protection Coordinator; Represent the program with national authorities, non-state actors, UN agencies, NGOs, donors in Borno State and in Abuja;

Management:

  • Execute managerial duties for national staff direct reports related to their employment life cycle (i.e hiring, training, performance management, coaching, ..)

Education

  • Relevant Degree in Psychology, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Gender and/or Women’s Studies or other related field and/or or equivalent MHPSS/GBV working experience.

Professional Experience:

  • Relevant working experience of at least 3 years and previous Humanitarian experience. Previous experience in Nigeria and/or Western and Central Africa is an asset.
  • Professional Requirements
  • Demonstrated proficiency in technical GBV case management and gender analysis. (including MHPSS PFA, GBVIMS)
  • Good knowledge of the international standard on GBV and Protection
  • Strong Leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated organizational skills in highly complex emergency operations
  • Knowledge of communication strategies and techniques
  • Must be able to work independently while being a strong team player.
  • Good knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

Languages:

  • Fully proficient in written and spoken English

Personal Requirements:

  • Willingness to accept basic living standard and frequent field missions
  • Ability to deal with stress and demanding working environment
  • Readiness to commit and adhere to the values, mission and vision of INTERSOS.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Project Administrator – OFDA

Code: SR-49-1060
Location: Maiduguri, with frequent missions in the field ( Abuja, Ngala, Bama, Dikwa and Magumeri (LGA), Borno State, Nigeria
Starting Date: 05/08/2019
Contract Duration: 6 months (until 31/12/2019)
Reporting to: Country Finance Coordinator
Supervision of: 3 National Staff

General Context of the Project

  • Since 2009, the Boko Haram driven crisis (herein, Armed Opposition Groups [AOGs]) has crippled north eastern Nigeria. The Borno State continues to be most the affected, with over 1.8 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) . Recent advances by the Nigerian Army and the Multinational Joint Task Force have improved humanitarian access in 26 of the 27 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Borno but have also revealed the extent of the crisis. In newly accessible areas, basic infrastructure has been destroyed, essential services are non-existent, and most local governance systems are not functional.
  • In support to the UN-led coordinated humanitarian response in the region, INTERSOS is proposing to continue provide services through a one-year integrated project that will address critical gaps in health, nutrition, protection and WASH services for a highly vulnerable population in host communities and IDPs camps in the Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Ngala (Ngala-Gambaru), Bama (Bama), Dikwa (Dikwa), Magumeri and Kukawa LGAs, Borno State, Nigeria.
  • In terms of health sector, INTERSOS intervention is articulated around two pillar:
    • Reinforce the Health Systems, through train for health facilities staff including community health workers, nurses, nurse aids, and midwives on integrated management of childhood illnesses but also on screening for common outbreak prone diseases, case investigation and reporting mechanisms. INTERSOS will intervene for rehabilitation of health facilities structures and procurement of equipment for designated health activities as per the Basic Package of Essential Health Services. Mobile clinics will be organized to reach remote Wards of each targeted LGA.
    • Improve reproductive health through provision of training and materials on GBV (included case management at heath facilities level), HIV counselling and testing and family planning
  • For what concern the nutrition sector of intervention, health facilities will be supported to introduce OTP services as part of a comprehensive CMAM program. In addition, INTERSOS will provide furniture; equipment and anthropometric tools according to caseload requirements to the identified health facilities, included mobile clinics ensuring that all identified SAM cases receive the required monitoring and therapeutic care. Both fixed health facilities and mobile clinics will benefit from the RUTF supply.
  • In terms of WASH, the action plan to enhance hygiene promotion and increased knowledge on safe hygiene and sanitation at health facilities level, but also to improve the environment health through the implementation of a solid waste management at health facilities level, introducing the necessary knowledge, materials and infrastructures for it. At community level, clean-up campaigns will be organized and supported through the provision of materials encouraging communities to actively participate to maintain a healthy environment and identify safe locations for waste management.
  • Finally, concerning protection sector, the focus of the intervention will be on GBV identification, documentation and case management through individual and group PSS activities, while promoting awareness within the community and strengthening stakeholders knowledge and capacity in GBV prevention and response.

General Purpose of the Position

  • The Project Administrator is responsible for the proper technical performance of all accounting-financial activities of its projects. In this context, he/she ensures the correct and effective management of financial resources, in accordance with the Organization procedures, the donors procedures and the Country Finance Coordinator’s directions.

Main Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Responsible for the proper accounting and administration of Projects funds, under the supervision of the Country Finance Coordinator and the Head of Mission.

Specifically:
Finance control:

  • To assume responsibility for cash account administration, ensuring conformity to existing procedures;
  • Update the economic and financial status of the Projects, in terms of expenses, appropriations, available cash and liquidity; verify the expenditures are incurred in line with the set work plan and budget forecast,

Budget control:

  • To regularly check, in collaboration with the Project Manager and the Country Finance Coordinator, the economic-financial performance of projects: final balance, expenditure excess, expenditure projections, and financial forecast;
  • To ensure project expenses are reasonable, allocable, prudent and spend in accordance with INTERSOS and donors rules and regulations,

Financial reporting:

  • Supervise, in collaboration with the Country Finance Coordinator, the other members of the consortium and guarantee that they submit financial report according to guidelines and timeframe set for in bilateral Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs);
  • Revise report received from consortium members and compile them in a consolidated monthly financial report to share with the Country Administrator for verification;
  • To ensures the correct filing of all projects’ data;
  • To ensure the proper execution of goods, works and services procurement processes and conformity to INTERSOS and donors procedures;

Local staff management:

  • To manage the local personnel of the Echo Projects funded by Coopita and Echo,
  • To supervise and monitor staff contracts preparation for the Projects,
  • To supervise and monitor, in collaboration with the Country Finance Coordinator, the preparation of payslips and monthly salaries payment for the Project staff,

Asset management and logistics:

  • To update inventory records pertaining to INTERSOS and Projects assets,
  • To verify the correct application of the organization’s or donor’s procedures in relation to purchases and goods management;
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Supervisor.

Requirements
Education:

  • Advanced university degree from a recognized academic institution in one or more of the following areas is preferred: Finance Management, Business Administration, Management, International Economics, International Development, Contract/Commercial Law.

Professional experience:

  • Minimum of 1.5 years of relevant work experience at national and international level working as admin-finance officer, also in humanitarian field locations
  • Previous experience in Nigeria and/or Western and Central Africa is an asset

Professional requirements:

  • Fair knowledge of the international donors – mainly OFDA systems
  • Attention to details and ability to take initiative and work autonomously
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills with analytic approach
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong knowledge in computer (MS Office package, internet, e-mail, etc.)
  • Ability to work in austere and hostile environments
  • Strong Leadership and inter personal skills
  • Demonstrated organizational skills in highly complex emergency operations
  • Knowledge of communication strategies and techniques
  • Must be able to work independently while being a strong team player

Languages:

  • Proficiency in English (conversation, reading and writing) required

Personal requirements:

  • Willingness to accept basic living standards, carfew and sporadic field missions
  • Ability to deal with stress and demanding working environment
  • Readiness to commit and adhere to the values, mission and vision of INTERSOS
  • People-management skills


Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Head of Base (HoB)

Code: SR-49-1005
Location: Maiduguri with missions on the coordination office in Abuja and on the field bases
Starting Date: 05/08/2019
Contract Duration: 12 months
Reporting to: Head of Mission
Supervision of: 10 International staff

General Context of the Project
Since 2009, the Boko Haram insurgency has crippled north eastern Nigeria. Borno State continues to be most affected, with over 1.7 million internally displaced persons (IDPs). Recent advances by the Nigerian Army and the Multinational Joint Task Force have improved humanitarian access in 24 of the 27 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Borno. In areas recently retaken by the Government vulnerable host populations are in critical need of humanitarian interventions. In support to the UN-led coordinated humanitarian response in the region, INTERSOS is implementing more projects addressing critical gaps in health and nutrition, WASH, food security, shelter, Camp Coordination and Camp Management and protection services for a highly vulnerable population in the newly accessible LGA of Maiduguri, Magumeri, Ngala, Bama, Jere, Mobbar and Dikwa.

General Purpose of the Position

  • The HoB Nigeria will oversee the Operations, Administrative, HR and Logistics units in Borno state, including Maiduguri, Magumeri, Ngala, Bama, Jere, Mobbar and Dikwa, ensuring operations quality, strategic programming and planning, ensuring strategic growth and strong external and internal representation and advocacy. S/he must be able to motivate and lead a diverse staff as well as effectively oversee operations, programs, budgets and partnerships.

Main Responsibilities and Tasks
Program and operations:

  • Participate in the development and updating of the country strategy by providing information from the field.
  • Ensure a constant analysis of humanitarian context in his/her area of responsibility
  • Oversee the logistics, procurement, administration and HR operations in Borno State, aiming at improving the operations systems and processes.
  • Manage accountability of Admin and Operations actions in Maiduguri base
  • Support project field staff in Borno State in the optimal and efficient implementation of the projects.
  • Coordinate and supervise the implementation of ongoing projects.
  • Ensure overall consistency in the implementation of programs in every intervention sites.
  • Coordinate the development of new projects proposal in collaboration with technical referents, key staff and the Head of Mission.
  • Guarantee a good synergy between technical and support teams at field level and between the various implementation locations.
  • Ensure implementation of recommendations from internal audits, departmental field visits and field assessments.
  • Play a facilitator role between field offices/operation and Coordination office.
  • Keep the Coordination informed of program progresses, obstacles and delivery.
  • Manage the follow-up of recommendations from the technical and support departments.
  • Coordinate reporting activities at field level in accordance with the requirements of donors and the headquarter.
  • Coordinate the capitalization of information/operation to provide evidence to carry out advocacy activities.

Human Resources:

  • Supervise and manage the team members under his direct responsibility, ensuring their coaching and regular evaluations.
  • Ensure a good level of communication between the areas of intervention.
  • Facilitate and promote the smooth flow of information.
  • Ensure that field teams make clear requests for support to coordination teams to maximize operational effectiveness and program effectiveness and quality.
  • Support the Head of Mission on the promotion of accountability and commitment to INTERSOS charter and prevention on abuse of power.

Representation:

  • Coordinate and oversee all INTERSOS partnerships In Borno State.
  • Participate in humanitarian coordination activities.
  • If necessary, implement at local level the strategy and advocacy activities defined for the mission.

Security:

  • Maintain an effective network with stakeholders at local level about security aspects, collect and analyze information to establish risk and context analysis and do the follow up of the teams.
  • Support the Head of Mission in the production of internal security regulations and ensure their application
  • Manage, on a daily basis, any security incident or deterioration of the security environment by reporting to the Head of Mission

Coordination with support functions:

  • Manage financial, logistics and HR activities by monitoring and analyzing indicators.
  • Ensure compliance with financial, logistic and HR procedures within the various Borno State Offices
  • Anticipate the financial, logistic and HR needs at Borno State level and communicate these needs to the Coordination using appropriate tools and in compliance with the planned deadlines.
  • Ensure the performance of the supply chain and logistic aspects.
  • Ensure the implementation of the HR policy and the management of human resources according to established procedures.

Education

  • Relevant Degree and/or equivalent management working experience

Professional experience:

  • Relevant working experience of at least 3 years and previous Humanitarian experience.

Professional requirements:

  • Strategic vision, leadership, people management, teamwork and flexibility,
  • Ability to work under pressure in a highly complex emergency context
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Able to ensure quick quality delivery in stressful environment
  • Very strong interpersonal skills: strong communication and diplomatic skills
  • Practical and problem-solver
  • Excellent ability to establish interpersonal relations and good negotiation skills
  • Good knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

Languages:

  • Fully proficient in written and spoken English

Personal Requirements:

  • Ability to deal with stress and demanding working environment.
  • Readiness to commit and adhere to the values, mission and vision of INTERSOS.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Country Finance Coordinator

Code: SR-49-1056
Location: 50% Maiduguri and 50% Abuja
Contract duration: 12 months
Reporting to: Head of Mission
Starting date: 5th August, 2019.
Supervision of: 1 international staff and 3 national staff

Main Responsibilities and Tasks

  • The Country Finance Coordinator is responsible for the proper technical performance of all accounting-financial activities of the mission and its projects.
  • The Country Finance Officer ensures the correct and effective management of financial resources, in accordance with the Organization procedures, and is responsible to:
  • Ensure compliance with INTERSOS and donors’ procedures.
  • Manage country and project accounting and coordinate administrative personnel.
  • Assume responsibility for cash account administration, ensuring conformity to existing procedures; shortages or thefts must be reported, bearing the joint signature of both the Country Finance Officer and the Head of Mission
  • Update the economic and financial status of the mission and related-projects, in terms of expenses, appropriations, available cash and liquidity (Prima Nota)
  • Carry out a monthly update of the Global Management of the mission under the coordination of the Regional Finance Officer
  • Provide support to the Head of Mission in drafting new projects
  • Check Bank accounts of the mission and provide the Regional Finance Officer with monthly Bank Statements and Bank reconciliations
  • Check the interim and final financial reports and submit them to the Project Manager and Head of Mission for approval (with the support of the Regional Finance Officer)
  • Assume responsibility for local personnel register
  • Ensure the proper execution of goods, works and services procurement processes and their conformity to INTERSOS and donors’ procedures
  • Be responsible for mission administrative-accounting documents and all finished project Documentation (with the support and overall responsibility of the Regional Finance Officer)

Job Requirements
Education:

  • Advanced university degree from a recognized academic institution in one or more of the following areas is preferable: Finance Management, Business Administration, Management, International Economics, International Development, Contract/Commercial Law.

Professional experience:

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience at national and international level, working as admin-finance officer also in humanitarian field locations
  • Proven experience with different donor finance compliance and reporting (e.g.: ECHO, OFDA, UNHCR, WFP)

Professional requirements:

  • Good computer skills, especially MS Office / Excel

Languages:

  • Fluency in English is required.
  • French is an asset. Knowledge of Italian  is considered an asset.

Personal requirements:

  • Ability to live in contexts with volatile security.
  • Team Player


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Medical Advisor/Project Medical Referent – OFDA

Code: SR-49-1113
Location: Maiduguri, with frequent missions in the field ( Ngala, Bama, Dikwa and Magumeri (LGA), Borno
Contract duration: 12 months
Starting date: 30/08/2019
Supervision of: 15 staff (nationals)
Reporting to: (Hierarchical): Project Manager; (Technical): Medical Coordinator

General Purpose of the Position

  • Participates in defining, planning and monitoring medical activities and programs in the project in accordance with INTERSOS protocols as well as coordinates human and material related resources needed in order to ensure the quality of care provided by INTERSOS.
  • Being responsible for the coordination of medical activities and resources in the mission if the Medical Coordinator is not present.

Main Responsibilities and Tasks
In collaboration with the Project Manager, the Medical Coordinator and the rest of team defines, implements and monitors medical activities, according to INTERSOS project plans and mission strategy, standards and protocols. Participates in exploratory missions, situation assessments (providing technical inputs and recommendations for new and ongoing interventions in the country and defining medical operational priorities when needed) and the development of the project policy, annual plan, budget review and project proposal and reports to donors:

  • In coordination with the Project Manager, establish and maintain regular and collaborative relations with relevant donors, local authorities, partners, medical actors, project stakeholders and other organizations working in the target areas
  • Proactively participate in cluster meetings and relevant inter-sectoral coordination meetings at field level, contributing to the development of guidelines, standards, tools and strategies
  • Responsible for the medical data collection, analysis and reporting to the Medical Coordination through a correct use of internal databases and monitoring tools in order to ensure a proper monitoring of the program
  • Provide technical support to medical personnel in the field through self-knowledge and policies, ensuring compliance with the protocols of INTERSOS medical activities
  • Coordinate, supervise, coach, support and evaluate the medical team members’ performance to improve the medical components of the project and ensure compliance with INTERSOS protocols and standards
  • Plan and supervise, in close coordination with the Project Manager, the associated processes (recruitment, training, induction, performance evaluation, development and internal/external communication) of the medical staffs of the project in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required and improve staffs capabilities
  • Supervise an efficient management of the field pharmacy and medical equipment, in collaboration with the Logistics department. Monitor consumption and preparation of medical orders to provide drugs, medical materials, medical devices and consumables at all circumstances and avoid stock shortage
  • In close coordination with the Project Manager and clusters, develop and establish internal and external functional and effective referral and coordination mechanisms at field level
  • Implement the health policy for international and national staff, providing all prophylactic and preventive necessary measures, structures and emergency plans, managing any medical evacuation in order to ensure INTERSOS staff health
  • In coordination with HQ Medical Unit being the focal person in case of absence of the Medical Coordinator to coordinate medical activities (opening and closure of mission, interim, reduced activities, etc…)

Education

  • Advanced university degree in Medicine or other Paramedical Studies. Desirable specialization in Tropical Medicine or a degree in Public Health.

Professional experience:

  • Minimum 2 years relevant work experience as Medical referent in the humanitarian sector especially in fragile and unstable environments
  • Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)
  • Demonstrate experience with different donors compliance and reporting
  • Leadership, people management and development, teamwork and cooperation
  • Strategic vision
  • Results and quality orientation
  • Understanding of humanitarian operations principles, standards and best practices
  • Previous experience in Nigeria and/or Western and Central Africa is an asset

Professional Requirements:

  • Sound personal organizational skills, including time management, ability to meet deadlines, multi-tasking, prioritization of tasks, and working under pressure
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international multiethnic and multicultural environment
  • Proven management and leadership skills
  • Ability to deliver high quality work in short periods of time
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Flexibility to respond to changing nature of humanitarian context and operational difficulties in the field

Languages:

  • Proficiency in English (conversation, reading and writing) required

Personal Requirements:

  • Behavioural flexibility
  • Commitment to INTERSOS principles
  • Willingness to accept basic living standard and frequent field missions
  • Ability to establish collaborative relationships with staff, beneficiaries and other stakeholders
  • Strong attitude to take initiative, work autonomously and achieve effectively results
  • Respect of INTERSOS mission and values


Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Deadline: 1st August, 2019.

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